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Advance your career with a dual degree in Architecture and Property Development. Sharpen your design skills while expanding your expertise in managing large property portfolios.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Online
Award
Master of Architecture, Master of Property and Development
Commencing Terms
Term 1 & 3
Duration (Full Time)
3 Year(s)

Overview

UNSW’s Master of Architecture/Master of Property and Development is a postgraduate double degree that combines a professional education in the practice and theory of architecture with a commercial understanding of how buildings are developed and managed.

Completing both degrees will provide you with a competitive advantage in industry, with broader career options across both architectural practice and property development and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams. You’ll also learn modern principles of property investment, development, and management and lead the way in addressing challenges in the built environment, such as climate change, health, and well-being.

These complimentary skills will give you a deeper understanding of the built environment, increase your employability, and empower you to work at the cutting edge of a dynamic industry.

Key features

Build your expertise

The dual degree allows you to develop your creative and design skills while you gain the knowledge and experience to manage large commercial, industrial and residential property portfolios. You’ll graduate ready to lead projects that benefit both people and the planet.

Prepare for careers of the future

This program has been developed with industry experts to address the latest changes and trends. You’ll cover a range of subject areas and specialisations across the discipline, preparing you to navigate a wide range of roles in an evolving building industry.

Fast track your success

By completing the Master of Architecture and Master of Property and Development concurrently, you’ll deepen your expertise and broaden the impact of your career in less than 3 years.

Solve tomorrow’s problems

Learn how to use advanced technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to improve the industry’s productivity, performance and sustainability. Become confident in using advanced design and fabrication tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC routing and more in our Design Futures Lab.

Why study this degree at UNSW?

 
  • This program is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API)
  • Be supported by our diverse, open and inclusive Arts, Design & Architecture community
  • Learn from award-winning practitioners, such as Rachel Neeson, Philip Thalis and international practitioners such as Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell of Singaporean practice Woha.
  • Benefit from strong industry links and partnerships and collaborate with peak industry bodies
  • Study a dynamic program to prepare for industry futures
  • Develop life-long design, research and professional skills
  • Prepare for real-world sites and projects with VR and immersive technology equipped learning spaces
  • Study at a Built Environment School that ranks top 40 in the world and 4th in Australia (QS World University Rankings, 2023)
  • Prioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2023
  • Gain interdisciplinary connections through UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Access world-class alumni connections
  • Join a global top 20 university (QS World University Rankings, 2024)
  • Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities
Program Code
8144
CRICOS Code
113667F
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
144

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Entry requirements

You must satisfy the entry requirements for the UNSW Master of Architecture and Master of Property and Development single award programs to enter the double award.

You will need to have completed a nationally accredited undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in architecture with grades at a consistent credit level (65 WAM) or higher. If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be able to demonstrate work experience combined with undergraduate studies in architecture instead.

If you study the UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) you can be eligible for the Master of Architecture if you undertake the architecture elective pathway and achieve an overall WAM of 65. However, if you've never studied architecture at a tertiary level, you should consider applying for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

You must satisfy the entry requirements for the UNSW Master of Architecture and Master of Property and Development single award programs to enter the double award.

You will need to have completed a nationally accredited undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in architecture with grades at a consistent credit level (65 WAM) or higher. If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be able to demonstrate work experience combined with undergraduate studies in architecture instead.

If you study the UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Honours) you can be eligible for the Master of Architecture if you undertake the architecture elective pathway and achieve an overall WAM of 65. However, if you've never studied architecture at a tertiary level, you should consider applying for the Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

Admission pathways

If you did not meet the entry requirements, UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more about UNSW Global.

If you didn’t meet the entry requirements in your undergraduate studies, you may be eligible to study UNSW’s Graduate Certificate in Property and Development as a pathway into the Master Program to complete the remaining 48 UOC.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Program structure

You can complete the Master of Architecture/Master of Property and Development double degree in as little as 3 years full-time. Students are able to complete dual masters in less time due to the comparable elective courses in both degrees.

Full program structure

Master of Architecture 

You'll complete 72 UOC (10 core courses) to gain advanced knowledge across Architectural Design, Professional Practice, Research, Construction and Structures and Environment and building services.

Master of Property and Development 

You'll complete 60 UOC (8 core courses) to gain critical knowledge in Property like, performance analysis, investment and finance, valuation, development and feasibility, asset and facilities management, real property law, and research. 

Prescribed electives 

You'll complete 6 UOC (one course) from any of the prescribed electives listed in Master of Architecture or Master of Property Development

You'll choose 6 UOC (one course) in a prescribed list to deep dive into advanced themes or topics in Australian Architecture and Urbanism. 

Future careers

With Australia committing more than half of its capital outlay to land development, building and infrastructure, there is strong demand for qualified professionals in the industry. In fact, the demand for architects is projected to grow 35% over the next ten years.* 

Master of Architecture/Master of Property and Development double degree equips graduates to succeed in a wide range of roles in the building industry.

*Labour Market Insights, March 2023

 

“Studying both architecture and property opens the opportunity to a wide range of career options in the real estate and property development industry. It allowed me to gain a comprehensive understanding of industry practices, market trends, regulatory frameworks and professional tools that is incredibly useful to enable me to excel in my senior management roles in both Architecture and Property Development. The new skills I have acquired and expanded knowledge from my studies have advanced my career with significantly greater responsibilities which are reflected in the difference in my salary levels.”

Terrence Chau

Senior Consultant, Level Six Venture Management | Master of Architecture and Master of Property and Development Alumni

Potential careers

 
  • Property management
  • Asset and facilities management
  • Private architectural practice
  • Commercial architectural practice with diverse areas of focus
  • Architect in heritage, high performance architectural technology or humanitarian architecture
  • Expert consultant in government and policy and environment
  • Multidisciplinary design practice
  • Architectural critic, journalist, historian and academic
  • Property development
  • Property analysis
  • Property finance
  • Property agency

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the  Australian Property Institute.

This course will also seek to gain accreditation from the NSW Architects Registration Board before the completion of the first cohort (anticipated in 2026). Direct enquiries about accreditation can be made to Head of School, Philip Oldfield.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$33,500*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$105,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$44,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$141,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.